Sydney Takahashi (PADI MSDT), the owner and operator of FishGuyz, has been a certified diver since 1997 and a PADI instructor since 1999. Born in Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia, and raised in Saipan, Syd is an avid adventurer and athlete. He has worked as a dive instructor in Saipan and Hawaii, and has been diving in the CNMI, Palau, Yap, Chuuk, Japan, Hawaii, and the Philippines. Syd started Saipan Divers in 2009, then transitioned to Minimax Scuba in 2012, and opened FishGuyz Scuba & Charter after years of planning, saving, and acquiring experience. Syd also has his United States Coast Guard boat captain license, one of the few on Saipan to be both a USCG captain and a PADI Instructor.
Lisa Phair is a PADI open water dive instructor and manager at FishGuyz. Originally from Juneau, Alaska, she grew up on boats and enjoys fishing, diving, biking, golfing, and exercising. She attended Oregon State University, receiving her bachelor's in Exercise and Sport Science, Athletic Training Option. Her favorite dive spots are Tinian and Spotlight.
Hyun Jae Lee is a PADI advanced open water diver and co-owner at FishGuyz. When she's not busy with her weekday job as a lawyer, she's joining our guests on the water and making sure they feel at home. She grew up on the clear waters of Saipan and enjoys diving, beach volleyball, spearfishing, traveling, and eating good food. Her favorite dive spots are shipwreck Shoan Maru, Tinian Grotto, and Spotlight.